The 8th North American FIDE Invitational IM norm tournament has begun.

10 participants come together where 7 are competing for IM norms. A score of 6.5/9 will secure an IM norm.

The participants include:

IM David Vigorito (USA)
IM Arjun Vishnuvardhan (IND)
IM Angelo Young (PHI)
FM Mehmed Pasalic (GER)
FM Raymond Kaufman (USA)
FM Igor Tsyganov (USA)
FM Albert Chow (USA)
NM Dennis Monokroussos (USA)
NM Jon L. Burgess (ENG)
Expert Michael Thaler (USA)

The host site is the Touch Move Chess Center in Chicago, IL which is owned and operated by IM Angelo Young.

All games are transmitted on the MonRoi World Databank of Chess (

Pairings and crosstables available at

Good Chess to All,
Sevan A. Muradian
North American Chess Association

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